West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company, listed on the TSX and NYSE.  Rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six years, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team.  Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future.  Are you interested in working for a company that offers an excellent work environment and a rewarding career path?  Our North Central Woodlands has an opportunity for a:


The North Central Woodlands team is responsible for leading safe, cost effective and environmentally sound forestry operations for West Fraser in the Slave Lake and High Prairie regions of Alberta. The team supplies the fiber required for a veneer plant, a pulp mill and a lumber mill. We are looking for an individual whose primary focus will be to lead our engagement activities with local Indigenous communities. This position is based in Slave Lake, Alberta.

Key Responsibilities:

Be the regional lead for Indigenous and community engagement with responsibilities to:

  • Coordinate, develop and maintain progressive and positive working relationships with Indigenous and other communities
  • Facilitate and support the negotiation and implementation of agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with communities and Indigenous peoples
  • Engage in effective communication with Indigenous communities with respect to divisional forest management and stewardship activities
  • Working with the Alberta Indigenous Relations Lead, develop and implement local community engagement strategies, including employment and training initiatives
  • Work effectively with woods staff to ensure that commitments made are documented and fulfilled
  • Assist with scheduling and facilitating meetings between Indigenous communities and divisional staff to consult on planned forestry operations
  • Communicate regularly with corporate and divisional management with respect to community engagement activities
  • Coordinate and participate in various community engagement activities and events


  • Be highly motivated and team-oriented individual with strong strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Familiarity and good understanding of indigenous cultures and history within region
  • Knowledge and understanding of forest management practices and government policies and guidelines related to indigenous consultation and engagement would be an asset
  • Proven experience gained with managing Indigenous relationships
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in forestry, natural resource management, Indigenous relations or related fields
  • Ability to travel and undertake occasional weekend or evening work

Slave Lake Pulp is a 290,000 tpy BCTMP mill located approximately 2.5 hours north of Edmonton, Alberta.  Slave Lake Pulp is committed to a collaborative team culture. Slave Lake boasts the second largest lake in Alberta and offers a wide variety of year-round recreational opportunities.  The town of approximately 7,000 residents has all the amenities of a larger center yet maintains the outdoor lifestyle of a small community. For more on Slave Lake, please visit:

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West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal characteristic